What is the Difference Between Sober Living and Rehab?
If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, you might be wondering if you should try a sober living or rehabilitation facility. These two options have a lot in common: they both aim to provide a supportive environment for recovery and help residents…
How to Stay Sober While Living with Someone Who’s Still an Addict
Addiction is a very serious problem and is a complicated disease to overcome. Even the most dedicated and well-intentioned patients can find it hard to stay sober – especially if they are in a vulnerable situation like living with someone who is still participating in…
How to Develop Humility in Recovery
Humility is a trait that most people value and admire. But how can we maintain it as we move through the recovery journey? As an addict, it’s easy to get caught up in our own problems. Instead of feeling sorry for ourselves, we should feel…
Tapering Off to Sobriety: How Much Cutback is Too Much Too Soon?
Overcoming alcoholism is an experience like no other. It is the most challenging and courageous journey you will ever undertake. But it is a journey worth it for the hundreds of thousands of people who are alive today because of it. However, achieving sobriety is…
Why Living a Sober Lifestyle Isn’t Just About Abstaining from Substance Abuse
Many addicts have heard that living a sober lifestyle means abstinence from alcohol and drugs. While this is true, living a sober lifestyle isn’t simply about abstaining from substance abuse. It’s about living a healthier, happier, and more productive life. Abstinence vs. Sobriety: Two Very…
How to Stop Imposter Syndrome from Sabotaging Your Recovery
Imposter syndrome is one of the most damaging mental conditions to those in recovery. It can keep newcomers from reaching their full potential and make lifelong recovery seem out of reach. When we recognize this syndrome, we can take steps to help it become a…
The 5 Best Sobriety Podcasts for Men
Your ongoing battle with sobriety is a varied, complicated journey. Some days, it’s easy – other days, you’ll need to use every tool at your disposal to stay focused and clean. One potent factor in your sobriety journey is the reassurance that you aren’t alone….
5 Ways to Reset Your Mind for Recovery in 2022
At this time of year, it’s tempting to set a “New Year’s resolution” …unfortunately, they don’t always work. They’re a nice sentiment, but in practice, less than 7% of resolutions make it to the end of the year. Your recovery is so much more than…
How Mentoring Can Help After Sober Living
Mentoring is an important aspect of maintaining sobriety and ultimately achieving lasting recovery. However, mentoring frequently falls by the wayside, for a variety of reasons like misunderstanding the importance, or difficulties finding a trustworthy mentor. If you or a loved one is now in a…
Mental Wellness Month: How Participating in Dry January Affects Your Overall Mental Health
It is January, which means you have made it to a new year. This is a celebration in and of itself, and with the new year, there are new resolutions, or maybe even past resolutions that you would like to try to achieve again. If…
Author – Chris Howard
Chris Howard is the Founder and Director of Ethos Recovery. He has a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA and has served as a community advocate/mentor for men and women in recovery since 2010.
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